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Old 06-13-12, 10:40 PM   #1
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When you go to Starbucks . . .

. . . do you say Clyde, (or Athena) when they ask for your name? I do when I go in dressed for biking. So far no one has gotten the reference.

I occasionally use Fred too.
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No, but I put "shepherd" on my immigration forms when they ask for my occupation.

It freaks my wife out, which makes it doubly amusing to me.
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I've never cared for Starbuck, rather use the joint at Nordstrom's. And what's wrong with "Fred"?
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I've never cared for Starbuck, rather use the joint at Nordstrom's. And what's wrong with "Fred"?
I finally bit the bullet and went and looked up what a fred is ..... that was interesting . I am going back to work now
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Harumph!

I too use "Fred"! Why would I use anything but?
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Poor student here. I don't go to Starbucks because grande mocha contains about 5 times as much calories as regular coffee, and home brew regular coffee is just so much cheaper for me....
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Buncha Freds running around the joint.

I only go to starbucks when I'm traveling for business and somebody else is paying for it.
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I go to Fivebucks maybe two or three times a year, usually for a sandwich and a chocolate frappachino. I know, WAY too many calories there. That's why I do it so rarely.
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Our offices are above one, so there's no fooling them as they know me by name. Thankfully, I don't go there enough for them to know what I'll order the days I am there; I keep them on their toes. Top 5 drinks would be iced green tea - no sweetener, bold coffee, cappuccino, espresso light frappuccino, or coffee light frappuccino. Almost never eat off the food menu, but if I do I hit up the chicken sausage & egg white breakfast wrap; it's not bad and not bad for you.
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For anyone who goes to Starbucks where the workers have southern accents, tell them your name is "Mike Hunt." When I went to prep school in New England, we had a librarian who was originally from the south. One night a student got on a waiting list for a reserved book and put down the name "Mike Hunt". When a copy of the book became available, the librarian fired up the PA system and said "Will Mike Hunt please come to the front desk?" The majority fo the library busted out laughing. Bart Simpson has never topped that. After the incident, you had to leave your school ID to get on a waiting list.
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. . . do you say Clyde, (or Athena) when they ask for your name? I do when I go in dressed for biking. So far no one has gotten the reference.

I occasionally use Fred too.
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I've never cared for Starbuck, rather use the joint at Nordstrom's. And what's wrong with "Fred"?
Nothing at all is wrong with Fred. I have come to embrace my inner Fred, as much as I "own" the term Clyde. The world would be a better place if we all did.
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My Aunt worked at the base bowling alley and fell for the "Mike Hunt" joke....

I never think to use anything but my real name...
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They never ask for my name. I only get regular coffee, nothing fancy. I order it at the counter, they ask "room for cream?" I say no, they turn around, get my coffee, and I'm off.
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Starbucks that I go to already knows my name and what I drink I barely have to grunt anymore just hand over my Gold card - yeah I have a problem )
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Friends don't let friends drink Bucky's.

It's a local coffee chain for me; it started in the Public Market (Pike's Place). But the coffee is mediocre. It's never terrible, and if you're driving across country, stuck in the bowels of Ohio, you're guaranteed a drinkable cuppa joe. But ... this is the land of milk and honey, and of good espresso.

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Poor student here. I don't go to Starbucks because grande mocha contains about 5 times as much calories as regular coffee, and home brew regular coffee is just so much cheaper for me....
A mocha really isn't comparable to drip coffee; the home stuff would have as many calories if you loaded it down with chocolate, too. Try a cafe americano. I think a viente has 5 kCal, plus however much half and half you add, but it's good with only a little. Also, an americano is half the price of a mocha.
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Once or twice a year I'll get an itch to have one of those frappichino what-its'. It always reminds me why I don't drink them and go back to drip.
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My Aunt worked at the base bowling alley and fell for the "Mike Hunt" joke....

I never think to use anything but my real name...
I went to school with a Michael Hunt. I only recall it happening once, but the high school intercom announcement went like this, "Would Mike Hu... uh,... MICHAEL Hunt please come to the principal's office?"

This happened at a Fuddruckers:

"Your first name?"
"Grady."
"Thank you, and your first name?"
"Lamont"
"Last initial?"
"How many Lamonts do you get in here?!"
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If we're on to the dirty name jokes part of the thread:

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starbuck no Peets +1000 yes (and work coffee is now Peets )

No name as I get black coffee and drink it like that
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starbuck no Peets +1000 yes (and work coffee is now Peets )

No name as I get black coffee and drink it like that
Peets for me, too. Starbucks coffee tastes stale and burnt.

I just use my real name when i order my decaf americano.
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O.K. Not really a Bucks fan either. I started using Fred as a moniker there, and all those other places where they ask, because my name, David, is far more likely to be duplicated, and my cuz' Fred was pretty cool. This predated me being aware of "Fred" in the cycling context.

I do go for local by preference. I don't get to this place often since it's a little out of the way, but worth the trip. http://zumbarcoffee.com/
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Friends don't let friends drink Bucky's.

It's a local coffee chain for me; it started in the Public Market (Pike's Place). But the coffee is mediocre. It's never terrible, and if you're driving across country, stuck in the bowels of Ohio, you're guaranteed a drinkable cuppa joe. But ... this is the land of milk and honey, and of good espresso.



A mocha really isn't comparable to drip coffee; the home stuff would have as many calories if you loaded it down with chocolate, too. Try a cafe americano. I think a viente has 5 kCal, plus however much half and half you add, but it's good with only a little. Also, an americano is half the price of a mocha.

Yeah that's kinda what I meant. A daily brew has much lower calorie than a mocha, and it's so much cheaper to use my own coffee maker than getting a daily brew at Starbucks... daily. So eventually I stopped going.
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If we're on to the dirty name jokes part of the thread:


I went to high school with a Don Hindman. His nickname was Buster. I once worked with a guy named Carl Schmuck. When he got married he took his wife's name. And then there were my dealings with Becky Peed. Imagine how she must have been teased as a kid.

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I had a history teacher in high school that addressed the gals as "Miss" then their last name and he would address the guys as "Master" and then their last name. Worked fine until he was addressing "Master Bates". He embarrassed easily, so, you can imagine how mortified he was.
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